VVCS Group Program Calendar

VVCS offers a range of group programs, across each state, throughout the calendar year.

Please like the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service on Facebook to keep up to date on the posting of the 2017 schedule. More programs to follow in early 2017.

This page last updated: 10 July 2017.

Registrations and enquiries

To register your interest in attending a program in 2017, please phone VVCS on 1800 011 046 (during business hours) or complete and submit the Online Registration of Interest form.

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Programs by Region

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Stepping Out 19 & 20 July Maitland 2 day workshop
29 & 30 August Sydney 2 day workshop
27 & 28 November Sydney 2 day workshop
November; Dates to be advised Canberra 2 day workshop
Women’s Wellness 30 & 31 August Lismore 2 day workshop
Beating the Blues 12 & 13 September Sydney 2 day workshop
29 & 30 November Lismore 2 day workshop
Sleeping Better 11 & 12 October Lismore 2 day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 25 & 26 October Sydney 2 day workshop
PTSD for Carers and Families 14 November Sydney 1 day workshop
Date to be advised Newcastle 1 day workshop
Date to be advised Canberra 1 day workshop
Relaxation & Mindfulness 11 October Sydney 1 day workshop

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Northern Territory

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Mastering Anxiety 16-17 August Darwin 2 day workshop
Doing Anger Differently 7-8 September Darwin 2 day workshop
Beating the Blues 21-22 September Darwin 2 day workshop
Stepping Out 26-27 October Darwin 2 day workshop
Operation Life: safeTALK (suicide alertness) 10 November Darwin 1 day workshop

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Queensland (Far North)

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
123 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Course 24, 31 August & 7 September (pm) Townsville 3 days (2 hours/day)
16, 23, & 30 November (am) Townsville 3 days (2 hours/day)
Beating the Blues 22-23 August Cairns 2 day workshop
Building Better Relationships 8-10 November Townsville 3 day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 25-26 July Townsville 2 day workshop
Operation Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 11-12 September Cairns 2 day workshop
14-15 September Townsville 2 day workshop
27-28 November Townsville 2 day workshop
Relaxation Workshop 26 October Townsville 1 day workshop
1 November Cairns 1 day workshop
Lifestyle Management Program (residential) 9-13 October Townsville 5 day residential program
Sleeping Better 5-6 September Townsville 2 day workshop
Stepping Out 1-2 August Townsville 2 day workshop
21-22 November Townsville 2 day workshop
4-5 October Cairns 2 day workshop

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Queensland (South East)

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Beating the Blues 23-30 October Ipswich 2 day program
Doing Anger Differently 10-11 August Mooloolaba 2 day program
12-13 October Spring Hill 2 day program
Younger Veterans Lifestyle Management Part A: 29 September–2 October
Part B: 27–29 October
Sanctuary Cove Run over 2 weekends (Friday-Sunday)
Mastering Anxiety 21-22 September Spring Hill 2 day program
11-18 September Rockhampton 2 day program
Stress and Relaxation 4 August Rockhampton 1 day program
31 August Loganholme 1 day program
Stress and Relaxation Sunset Series 11, 18 & 25 September Spring Hill 3 evenings
Pain Management 24 July & 7 August Spring Hill 2 day program (Mondays)
Stepping Out 10-11 August Ipswich 2 day program
9-10 November Spring Hill 2 day program

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South Australia

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 8 & 9 August Adelaide 2 day workshop
Mastering Anxiety September – Date TBC Adelaide 2 day workshop
Stepping Out 27-28 September Adelaide 2 day workshop
Operation Life: safeTALK (suicide alertness) 9 November Adelaide 1 day workshop

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Tasmania

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Relaxation and Mindfulness 27 July Launceston 1 day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 31 August & 1 September Hobart 2 day workshop
Lifestyle 25 to 29 September St Helens 5 day residential program
Relaxation and Mindfulness 20 October Devonport 1 day workshop
Stepping Out 23 & 24 November Hobart 2 day workshop

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Victoria

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Beating the Blues 16-17 October Melbourne 2 day workshop
Building Better Relationships 12 October-16 November Melbourne 6 session workshop (Thursday evenings)
Communication & Conflict Resolution 8, 15 & 22 September Melbourne 3 day workshop (Fridays)
Doing Anger Differently 19 July-27 September Melbourne 11 session program (Wednesdays)
30-31 August Wodonga 2 day workshop
Lifestyle Management Program (residential) 30 October-3 November Flowerdale 5 day residential program
Mastering Anxiety 18 July-19 September Melbourne 10 session program (Tuesdays)
21-22 September Frankston 2 day workshop
9-10 October Geelong 2 day workshop
Relaxation & Mindfulness 24 & 31 July, 7 August Melbourne 3 session workshop (Monday evenings)
21 August Seymour 1 day workshop
1 September Wodonga 1 day workshop
11, 18 & 25 September Geelong 3 session workshop (Mondays)
14, 21 & 28 November Melbourne 3 session workshop (Tuesdays)
Sleeping Better 9-10 November Melbourne 2 day workshop
Stepping Out (ADF Transition) 31 July-1 August Wodonga 2 day workshop
16-17 November Melbourne 2 day workshop
23-24 November Melbourne 2 day workshop

 

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Western Australia

Program dates and locations
Program Date Location Structure
Beating the Blues 10-11 August Applecross 2 day workshop
Building Better Relationships Fully subscribed -Accepting EOIs Rockingham 2 day workshop
Communication and Conflict Resolution 14-15 September Applecross 2 day workshop
7-8 November Baldivis 2 day workshop
Doing Anger Differently 19 & 26 September, 10,17 & 24 October Applecross 5 session workshop (Tuesdays, 3 hours)
Lifestyle Management Program 27 August-1 September Margaret River 5 day residential program
Managing Pain 21-22 August Applecross 2 day workshop
Mastering Anxiety 14 & 21 October Applecross 2 day workshop (Saturdays)
Parenting Support - Managing Disobedience Date TBC Applecross 2 hour seminar
Parenting Support - Bedtime Routines Date TBC Applecross 2 hour seminar
PTSD explained for Partners & Families 30 June Baldivis 1 day workshop
5 December Applecross 1 day workshop
Relaxation and Mindfulness Skills 2 & 9 September Baldivis 2 day workshop (Saturdays)
Sleeping Better 24-25 July Applecross 2 day workshop
Stepping Out 11-12 July Baldivis 2 day workshop
20-21 November Applecross 2 day workshop

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